Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.


Results

[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift July 24, 2019 7 reps @ 185 lbs 7 times 7 RFT: 140 m, Deadlifts and Push-ups
Back Squat April 25, 2019 3 reps @ 225 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Front Squat May 13, 2019 2 reps @ 205 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster April 22, 2019 9 reps @ 95 lbs Chipper: Power Cleans, 403 m, Squat Cleans and 3 more
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Power Snatch March 26, 2019 8 reps @ 75 lbs 7 times AMRAP 18 mins: 200 m, Dumbbell Snatches and Hanging Knee Raises
Squat Clean April 17, 2019 1 rep @ 165 lbs Every 1 min for 15 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk April 02, 2019 1 rep @ 155 lbs Every 1 min for 6 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press April 20, 2019 5 reps @ 135 lbs Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5-5

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener